ERIC Number: ED188290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan-24
Reference Count: 0
Testimony on the Dynamics of Some of the Significant Interrelationships Between the Financial and Substantive Delivery Systems for Providing Equitable Equal Educational Opportunity. Revised.
The primary purpose of the education article of the Pennsylvania constitution is to maintain and support substantive education as a state function by offering free and equal educational opportunities. This book interprets and evaluates the mandates of the article and explains the dual subsidy funding formula prescribed by the legislature. In order to effectively support fiscal neutrality at the state level, the paper recommends and then discusses full state funding. The educational opportunity rights of students are not founded on statutory funding, the paper says, but rather on constitutional mandate. It concludes that state permissiveness in allowing local policy to be at odds with state constitution mandates infringes on the freedom of less fortunate students. The book contains numerous visual aids to explain the print section. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented to the Pennsylvania Tax Commission. Occasional pages may not reproduce clearly.